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01 Dec 2007, 11:14
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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about 72$, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year. A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
B. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year. C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
D. Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72$, less by four tenths of one percent. E. Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

Think u might have me here.

D: eliminate. Compared to comparably... wrong.
E: contrasted with comparably equipped cars... the automobile company... wrong

I guess B.
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01 Dec 2007, 12:40
OlgaN wrote:
Darden2010 wrote:

The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about 72$, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year. A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
B. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year. C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
D. Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72$, less by four tenths of one percent. E. Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

A - compare cars and prices
B - that has not clear reference
C - price - cars again
D -Compared to c//////////, new models.... we have to compare the same things
E - Soso
E - correct

I disagree with Olga about E. The sentence seems awkward and on second reading implies that the car company is contrasted with the car.
I'd go with B. The "that" Olga pointed out doesn't pose any ambiguity here and it clearly references to the "average price".
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I would say B.

A) A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year. average price is compared to cars and trucks b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year
"that" is also the average price. Therefore, the comparison is appropriate.

C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks. average price is compared to cars and tracks d) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72$, less by four tenths of one percent.
models are compared to the automobile company

e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about $72, or four-tenths of one percent cars and trucks are compared or contrasted with the automobile company hope this helps SVP Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 1575 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 144 [0], given: 2 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Dec 2007, 13:35 i like B as well. E is just nasty Director Joined: 13 Dec 2006 Posts: 518 Location: Indonesia Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 207 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Dec 2007, 16:25 tarek99 wrote: I would say B. A) A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
average price is compared to cars and trucks

b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year "that" is also the average price. Therefore, the comparison is appropriate. C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
average price is compared to cars and tracks

d) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72$, less by four tenths of one percent. models are compared to the automobile company e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about$72, or four-tenths of one percent
cars and trucks are compared or contrasted with the automobile company

hope this helps

Good explanation- B for me

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Darden2010 wrote:

The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about 72$, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year. A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
B. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year. C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
D. Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72$, less by four tenths of one percent. E. Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

Pick B.
Cannot compare price with cars. Eliminate A.
'decrease' and 'below' are redundant in C. Eliminate.
'Compared to comparably equipped models' is awkward. 'decrease' and 'less' are redundant in D. Eliminate.
We are not contrasting cars with automobile company' Eliminate E.
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03 Dec 2007, 01:21
Darden2010 wrote:

The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about 72$, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year. A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
B. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year. C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
D. Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72$, less by four tenths of one percent. E. Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

Looks like 'B'..
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